09-22-16 USMEF: China’s Announcement an Important First Step Toward Resuming Beef Trade

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USMEF: China’s Announcement an Important First Step Toward Resuming Beef Trade

Chinas Ministry of Agriculture and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine have announced that Chinas ban on imports of U.S. beef has been lifted. While this is an important first step in the process of resuming beef exports to China, USMEF understands that China must still negotiate with USDA the conditions that will apply to U.S. beef exports entering this market. USMEF looks forward to learning more details about the remaining steps necessary for the market to officially open and for U.S. suppliers to begin shipping product.

— Philip M. Seng, president and CEO, U.S. Meat Export Federation

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.